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Pre-1915 ZENITH Carburettors:-

                                                         Can anyone help? I am trying to discover the 2 patent numbers cast into the top cover of the float bowl of these carburettors. Does anyone have one they could take a look at for me or else who has pictures that clearly display them?

                       Thanks in advance for your help.

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2 hours ago, xylstra said:

Pre-1915 ZENITH Carburettors:-

                                                         Can anyone help? I am trying to discover the 2 patent numbers cast into the top cover of the float bowl of these carburettors. Does anyone have one they could take a look at for me or else who has pictures that clearly display them?

                       Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Here's a list of Patented Zenith carbs. You're going to be looking for one around number 41 on this list. The older the carb, the earlier the  number... Notice the spelling in the search window is "Carburetor" with an O

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?sort=relevance&srch=top&query_txt=zenith+carburetor&submit=&patents_us=on

 

Notice the spelling on this next link is "carbureter" with an E. I would recommend try searching a few different spelling combinations for carburetor spelling to see different hits that come up.

"Carbureter" brought up this list of pre 1915 carbs:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?sort=relevance&srch=top&query_txt=zenith+carbureter&submit=&patents_us=on

 

Your answer is somewhere on that website if the carb was patented.

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Dear 30DodgePanel, Thanks so much for that. I have previously delved into GOOGLE's Patent database and I've dredged up many of Baverey's patents which your links provide. The difficulty is knowing which two to pick! (it's for a 1/2 scale ENV aero-engine) since for historical fidelity it needs to be accurate. It still seems that the only way to nail it is to find someone who can physically look at the actual ZENITH carb.

                         It's early days so the flame of hope still burns bright!                   Thanks again, Cheers. 

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For any future researchers for whom this topic is of interest, I post the following information I had subsequently discovered:

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HQ at VCC of GB <hq@vccofgb.co.uk>
To:
'Andre ROUSSEAU'

16 Jul at 11:29 PM

Dear Mr Rousseau

Some Brass Zenith Carburettors have the UK patent numbers 6656/07 and
7736/07 cast in to their float chamber covers. I do not know whether later
versions have any other numbers but I do know that American Zenith Carbs had
different patent numbers or simetimes simply the words "US Patent" cast on
them. 

Kind regards
Stephen Curry
Club Secretary

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Patrick Collins <Patrick.Collins@beaulieu.co.uk>
To:
Andre ROUSSEAU

25 Jul at 1:59 AM

Dear Andre,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your enquiry. All the float chambers I have seen have wording along the lines of 'protected by US patents', 'patents pending' or 'patents applied for in other countries', but don't state the actual numbers. Sorry.

Regards,

Patrick

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